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  1. (music) One of the pieces of metal/wood/plastic across the neck of a guitar or other musical instrument that marks note positions for fingering.
  2. An ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizonal lines (often in relief).
    verb (frets, fretting, fretted or , fretted or fretten(usually in compounds))
    1. (context, transitive, obsolete/poetic) To devour, consume.
    2. (transitive, and, intransitive) To gnaw, consume, eat away.
    3. (transitive) To chafe or irritate; to worry.
    4. (intransitive) To worry or be anxious.

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